Updated Start Time and Upcoming Parent Meetings

Please take a minute to read through several announcements below, including a change to the start time for 3rd – 5th grade students and important upcoming parent meetings!

3rd – 5th Grade Start Time

Beginning Monday, 3/22, 3rd  – 5th Grade students will report to school in person from 8:30 am – 8:40 am.  This is a shift in their start time

This means that Morning Meeting for 3rd – 5th Grade will be from 8:45 am – 9:00 am (in person and virtual students) Monday – Friday (including Wednesdays), with the first instructional block beginning at 9:00 am.  **There are no other time changes to their schedule.**

Upcoming Parent Meetings   

               Agenda Items:

    • Achievement Data Review – our year of virtual learning
    • Recovery and Acceleration Planning (Summer and Beyond)
    • Term 4 Updates
    • SY22 Budget Updates

Spring Break Travel

As we approach Spring Break, it’s important to remember that any out of state travel (not including MD or VA) requires 14 day quarantine period upon return OR a negative COVID test 72 hours after return to DC.    

As a gentle reminder to us as a community –  travel and quarantine could be hugely disruptive to our in person learning and instructional models.  Given the very long road back to in person learning, I encourage us to avoid travel (and thus quarantine) to the greatest extent possible as a way to preserve the continuity of in person learning.  We don’t want to jeopardize the progress we have made so far in both our virtual and in person settings – and we’re all in this together. 

If you travel over spring break (not including MD or VA), you must email .  Ms. Beck will be keeping track of your student’s return date and quarantine dates.  As a reminder, according to the DCPS attendance policy, travel is an unexcused absence. 

For students in grades PK-2nd grade  who travel over spring break, they will be provided asynchronous work during their quarantine period.  They will not have virtual instruction available to them because we do not have a virtual setting for those students. 

For students in grades 3rd – 5th grade who travel over spring break, they will join their virtual counterparts during their quarantine period.

For planning purposes:  

Week of 4/5 – B Week

Week of 4/12 – Spring Break

Week of 4/19 – A Week